Piczzle Photo Puzzle Giveaway



Piczzle Picture Puzzle is an online retailer that sells custom jigsaw photo puzzle. The image above is my custom photo provided to me by Piczzle. I found this photo in an old family album and I knew it was the one I wanted to use for my Piczzle Photo Puzzle. All of my family members who see it love it. The kids love putting the puzzle together. I think I play with it a few times a week. It’s very cool to have a personal keepsake that is interactive like the Piczzle jigsaw puzzle.



Piczzle Photo Puzzle

piczzle2Price & Availability: $14.95, piczzle.com



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Are All HDMI Cables The Same?

HDMI has become the default audio-video cable standard for good reason: It sends the best quality image and sound over a single cable with a moderately small connector.

The first thing to remember about HDMI is that it is a digital standard. Unlike component video, composite video, S-video, or coaxial cable, HDMI signals don’t gradually degrade, or get fuzzy and lose clarity as the signal fades or interference grows.

For most HDTV setups, there is absolutely no effective difference between a no-name HDMI cable you can order from Amazon.com and a $120 Monster cable you buy at a brick-and-mortar electronics store.

This doesn’t mean that all HDMI cables are created equal in all cases. HDMI includes multiple specifications detailing standards of bandwidth and the capabilities of the cable.


4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz®

Price & Availability: $29.99, amazon.com

The 4K HDMI Cable Ultra Premium Series by Solid Cordz provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as set-top boxes, Blue-ray Disc players, DVD players, video game consoles, AV receivers and an audio and/or video monitor, such as digital television or plasma monitor, over a single cable.

This High Speed HDMI cables have been designed to meet the performance standards set by HDMI 1.4 and have passed stringent Category 2 testing. They are backward compatible to all previous versions.

Let’s Help America Write Better with StyleWriter 4

If you want to become a respected writer, you know it’s essential to write in a clear, concise and compelling style. Unfortunately, millions of students, job applicants, business professionals, and even seasoned writers sometimes struggle with their writing skills – potentially a significant limitation in today’s hyper-competitive world.

To give you a step up on your writing, I want to introduce the award-winning StyleWriter 4 – a breakthrough editing and writing program designed to improve anyone’s writing skills. In the same way as a spellchecker highlights basic errors, StyleWriter 4 is an intuitive PC-based copy-editing software that can show you how to cut, change and redraft your writing into the style of top writers and journalists.

StyleWriter is the best editing and proofreading software on the market. Designed by professional proofreaders, editors and experts in plain English, StyleWriter brings together the techniques used by the best writers to help you write in a clear, concise and readable style. All other proofreading and editing software aids are usually just overpriced spelling and grammar checkers and little more than what you already have in Microsoft Word. StyleWriter will show you how to simplify, cut and rewrite.

StyleWriter 4

StyleWriter Introduction Video

StyleWriter Introduction Video

Price & Availability: 14-Day Free Trialeditorsoftware.com

As a loyal reader, I would like to offer you a FREE 14-Day Trial of StyleWriter 4! You can download the FREE 14-Day Trial of the StyleWriter to test drive at editorsoftware.com. With every Free Trial, you will also receive the acclaimed guide: “How to Write an A-Grade Essay.”

You can check as many documents as you wish. The program will show you your writing habits, faults and many ways to improve your style, clarity and readability. During your trial, explore the three editions to see which one suits you – Starter, Standard and Professional.

“StyleWriter will make you a better writer – we guarantee it. A bold claim we know, but that’s what our users tell us. Thousands of people from all walks of life download StyleWriter every month and tell us the benefits of the program.” – Nick Wright, CEO, Editor Software


Natural & Organic Skin Care Products – November 2014

Mother Nature has a cure for almost everything, and many beauty brands are keeping their ingredients list as close to the earth as possible. Using only certified organic ingredients can be limiting, so not all brands go that far, but you can take comfort in knowing the products listed below use either organic ingredients or a mix of natural and organic ingredients. Honestly, though, it’s what they don’t use that really counts: no unnecessary chemicals, fillers, parabens, or additives. Try them out for yourself!

InstaNatural Stretch Mark & Scar Cream

Price & Availability: $23.47, amazon.com

It takes commitment to apply stretch mark treatments two to three times daily over several months. So if they don’t work, wouldn’t you like to know before buying one?

It will feel so good to finally have the appearance of smoother-looking skin thanks to proven, powerful, effective, and safe ingredients that are specifically formulated to attack the visibility of stretch marks! Today many people are opting out of pricey laser treatments and cosmetic surgeries. Stretch mark creams are adored by women and men around the world! Reduce the appearance of unwanted stretch marks today with a cost effective stretch mark cream. Not only does Dead Sea mud contain these beneficial minerals, but it’s also been shown to kill acne-causing bacteria.

InstaNatural’s Stretch Mark & Scar Cream is an effective treatment to minimize the appearance of current marks, while also preventing the forming of new ones. Stretch marks and scars are created when collagen is weakened and skin is stretched or torn beyond its limit. Our cream heavily moisturizes affected areas – such as hips, stomach and arms – delivering nourishment and hydration to enhance elasticity of your skin and help restore a youthful look and even appearance.

InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud

Price & Availability: $25.95, amazon.com

The Dead Sea’s healing power is more than just myth. The lake boasts high concentrations of magnesium, sodium, phosphates, bromides and other minerals thought to improve skin conditions as well as certain heart and lung conditions. Studies have suggested that Dead Sea minerals can improve the quality of life for psoriasis patients, hydrate the skin and reduce roughness and inflammation.

Dead Sea Mud Mask is an all-natural detoxifier and purifier that comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea. More than a million visitors each year flock to this extraordinary body of water in the Mediterranean, which contains many minerals beneficial to the skin, such as magnesium, sodium, bromine, potassium and calcium.

Once applied, this mud mask treatment starts working to absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin. It is great to expunge acne, pimples and blackheads. It also helps to restore an even skin tone for a smoother complexion. When used as a body treatment, the mud mask can soothe and relieve muscles aches and pains.

Whether used on the face or the body, our Dead Sea Mud Mask is a superb in-home spa treatment that will reveal more vibrant, refined, healthier skin.

Premier Dead Sea Neck Cream

Price & Availability: $42.75, amazon.com

You may be diligent about taking care of your face, but it’s time to focus your attention a little further south. Experts say your neck is like the early-warning system of aging. The neck is often neglected but can easily reveal your true age–or worse yet, add a few years. If you focus on your face but ignore your neck, you’ll see the consequences…and a beautifully smooth face paired with a wrinkled, saggy neck is not a pretty picture! The muscles in the neck are not connected to any bone structure, and therefore the skin on your neck loses elasticity faster with age, making it more prone to wrinkles and dryness.

Dead Sea Premier’s philosophy binds together two elements: the glorious wisdom of nature and advanced scientific technology. Combined together, these awesome theaters of wonder deliver harmonious, synergetic benefits to your skin and life. Premier takes natural plant extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea and by utilizing patented and cutting-edge technology, makes luxurious, effective skin-care that far exceeds your best imagination about beautiful skin.

Combined with Jojoba, named “the desert’s Jewel” this new intensive cream treatment is ideal for the delicate areas of the neck. It effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps restore the skin’s appearance of firmness and beauty. A single routine with a dual function enables the skin to be revived and balanced from within while beautifying even damaged skin. Your complexion will look smoother, glowing and more beautiful.

Apply daily, morning and during the night time after thorough cleansing of your face and neck. Massage the cream in circular soft movements onto your skin. You may apply make-up if desired.

Travel Product Review: Packing Organizer Cubes


Every traveler’s favorite luggage accessory, the packing cube! Coming in a wide variety of sizes and colors, travel packing cubes are mesh and fabric containers that organize your luggage allowing you to pack efficiently.

Packing cubes are deemed the ultimate packing organizers, allowing you to maximize the space in your bag, even squeezing in none practical items such as bulky coats and leather items. They can also be used to store electronics and other fiddly bits such as power chords and cables. Similar products, such as underwear/ t’s/dirty laundry, can be packed together, meaning they can be easily found without much rummaging.

The cubes are great for taking on day trips during your travels, ideally storing items such as scarves, socks and sleeping liners, they are also perfect for long flights or travel journeys, giving your easy access to comfort items such as clothing layers, travel pillows and blankets.

The packing cubes can even be used when you’re back home, allowing you to neatly store clothes to maximize small storage spaces.

Small Packing Cubes by Dot&Dot

Price & Availability: $25.97, amazon.com
packingcube See through mesh panel of these travel packing organizers allows you to easily find what you need while maintaining your privacy while going through airport security.

Save time ironing your clothes at the hotel. The packing cube set will help minimize wrinkles on your clothes.

Maximize your luggage space so you can squeeze in more of your stuff. Make packing and unpacking easy by assigning a cube per person or purpose. The cubes save time packing and unpacking by allowing you to unpack only what you need. These travel packing cubes fit in your luggage, duffle, suitcase, backpack, or on on their own.

Available in multiple colors: gray, green, purple, pink, red, dark blue, light blue, yellow and orange. Choose your favorite color for only $25.97 on amazon.com.


Display-Sheet Makeup Bag

Price & Availability: $6.99, displaycorp.us



The Display Cosmetic Bag makes it easy to find your stored beauty accessories. Open the bag, pull out the Display Sheet (Patent pending), and pour the bag’s contents onto sheet for easy searching. When you’ve found what you need, just pinch the corners and slide the rest of the items back inside!

Sized perfectly to fit in your handbag and useful for traveling. Nylon bag keeps any spills away from your handbag’s contents and material is easily cleaned.

This drawstring bag with display sheet makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. Open the bag, pull out the loose end of the display sheet, and pour the bag’s contents onto it so you can look through them. When you’ve found what you need, just lift the display sheet and slide the rest of the items back into the bag!

Sleek, durable nylon fabric makes this a great storage device for any range of small items that might be otherwise difficult to organize! You can get yours at displaycorp.us for $6.99.


My Favorite Picnic Blanket

There’s something about packing a picnic and heading to the park that makes it really feel like summer. Unfortunately, it’s cold as ice in NYC. With the cold weather among us, I haven’t been able to put the Wamber Red Picnic Blanket to full use. For those in fair weather, it’s important to make sure you have a good picnic blanket. It comes down to style, texture and durability. Durability being the most important. Because when it’s time to pack up and go home, you don’t want clumps of grass and dirt embedded in your blanket and all that gunk to get in your car seats or on your white pants.

The Wamber Red Picnic Blanket is picnic blanket the perfect blanket for picnic season. It is a water-resistant nylon fabric on one side and the soft side is what you’ll sit while the nylon side keeps the dirt and grass at bay. This adorable print blanket folds up to look like a cute handbag. It’s made of easy care polyester fleece and water resistant nylon.

Wamber Red Picnic Blanket

Price & Availability: $49.99, amazon.com

Be sure to keep this waterproof picnic blanket it in the trunk of your car or in your bike basket for impromptu roadside picnics to beach parties. Enjoy the outdoors rain or shine with the Wamber nylon-backed red picnic blanket. The special roll-up design and carrying handle make it an adventure-ready companion. The water-resistant outer surface makes it stain-resistant. Its inner lining of non-woven polyester cleans easily.

I highly recommend this blanket. It is one of my summer essentials. I even use it indoors for picnics in the living room. Get yours on Amazon.com ($49.99).


Best Scrubber for Cast Iron Cookware

It took a lot of time and cooking to develop that seasoned surface on your cast iron pans. The last thing you want to do is take it off again with detergent, or scratch it with sharp utensils. So how do you remove stuck food residues? The fast, safe and easy answer is the Linkcloth.

Rounded Link Design Won’t Damage Cookware
With no sharp edges to scratch or gouge your pans, the Linkcloth lets you scrub as hard as you want. Both the individual strands and the shape of the links are completely rounded, making them gentler on cookware surfaces than steel wool.

Super Durable 316 Stainless Steel
Unlike the cleaning brushes offered by cast iron manufacturers, the Linkcloth will last a lifetime. It’s made completely of professional food grade stainless steel that won’t get corroded, stained, scratched or cracked.

Easy to Use, Easy to Clean
To clean a cast iron pan, simply hold it under warm running water as you scrub away food particles with the Linkcloth. To clean the Linkcloth, you can either wash it by hand with soap and water or put it in the dishwasher. Then just hang it up by its ring to dry, and it’ll be ready to go again and again.

Define Lust Must-Have: Epica 1500 Watt Fabric Steamer


A great combination of speed and power, the Epica 1500 Watt Fabric Steamer makes short work of wrinkles and odors. Its deep penetrating steam is effective on heavy curtains and upholstery, yet gentle on your delicate clothes as well.

Steam Fast, Steam Long
You might expect 40 oz. of water to take at least a couple of minutes to heat up, but the Epica is ready to steam in just 45 seconds. And thanks to that 40 oz. capacity, it can keep on steaming for up to 45 minutes. The water tank lifts off the base for easy filling, and you can refill it at any time without turning the steamer off or waiting for it to cool down. To avoid mineral build-up inside the tank and hose, we recommend using distilled or de-mineralized water.

Adjustable and Movable
The Epica Fabric Steamer glides on caster wheels wherever you need it, from the sofa cushions to the drapes to the car upholstery. The 4.3 ft. hose gives you plenty of reach, too. When you’re steaming clothes, simply slide in the Epica’s pole and hang the garment from the clothes hook at the top. The pole’s height adjusts up to 51″, letting each user get the optimum angle for comfort and efficiency. It can be taken apart for compact storage.

Fabric Brush and Press Pad Included
Attach the fabric brush to the steam nozzle and you can simultaneously release wrinkles and remove particles such as hair and lint. Use the press pad for intensive steaming of small areas such as collars and hems: just hold it behind the fabric with your free hand as you steam (it attaches to your hand with a Velcro strap).


Modern Marketing: Kama Sense Marketing eBook Review

Kama Sense Marketing eBook


In the Kama Sense Marketing: A Love Affair With Your Customers: Marketing Communication For Your Business, veteran marketing guru Jacob Levy borrows analogies from philosophies and practices of romantic love, as described in the Kama Sutra, the oldest and best source on the theory and practice of love, written some 1500 years ago, to help you delve into the world of emotional marketing.

Kama Sense Marketing may be one of those new innovative marketing guidebooks that helps business owners and marketers connect with their customers on a emotional level. Using the principles of Kama Sutra, “Love is where physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences meet for the purpose of strengthening relationships,” marketing pioneer Jacob Levy says that businesses should “love” their customers. To be more specific, Levy states that by implementing “reciprocal love” into gender marketing strategy, organizations can boost their success.

Here are a few highlighted strategies that Levy, suggest to use in your marketing campaign to increase the emotional relationship with customers.

  • Sing the marriage vow in marketing
  • Wooing your customers
  • Maintaining your customers’ loyalty
  • Seducing your competitors’ wives

Once you get the understanding and comparison that Levy is trying to draw between the principles of Karma Sutra and the relationship that businesses can build with their customers to improve their marketing, then you will find success with the Kama Sense marketing strategy. To get you started, the eBook includes a step by step approach to move your current marketing to Kama Sense marketing success.

You can get a copy of Jacob Levy’s Kama Sense Marketing eBook on Amazon.com for $0.99.


The Bathroom Scale Defense

As we set our goals towards weight loss, it’s inevitable that we pull out the bathroom scale, measuring tape, skinny jeans, full-length mirror, and start taking notes.

whether you love it or hate it, the scale is a dieter’s friend. stepping on the scale daily is an important tool for weight management. To stay fit and healthy we should pay attention to the bathroom scale. We may fool the mirror by sucking in our stomachs and standing tall, but the scale always tells the truth. Numbers don’t lie.

Several studies found that daily weighing helps with both weight loss and the prevention of weight gain. A study from the University of Minnesota looked at the influence of the frequency of self-weighing on weight change in more than 3,000 adults enrolled in either a weight-loss trial or a weight-gain prevention trial. Higher frequency of weighing was found to be associated with greater weight loss or less weight gain over the two years of the trials. – NBCNews

There are some rules to weighing yourself daily. Weighing yourself more than once a day distorts the numbers. They will simply reflect what you just ate and your fluid balance. Stepping on the scale at the same time each day, preferably naked and after you have gone to the bathroom, keeps a more accurate weight.

When you do own the bathroom scale that meets your needs, then you’ll have a useful tool that will help you meet your fitness goals. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or you’re working on building up your muscle mass, you’ll be able to get an accurate reading that gives you the information you need to track results. Below, I recommend two types of scales, the Weight Guru Bluetooth Scale, for the tech savvy weight loss individual or the Surpahs Digital Bathroom Scale, for those that just want to know the basic info.


Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale

Price & Availability: $79.99, amazon.com


In a world of smartphones, smart homes and smart cars, smart scales come as no surprise. Your health is one of the most important things you have to manage, and smart scales let you use Wi-Fi, apps and other technology to track your weight, body mass index, body fat and much more.

For people who really want to shed pounds, are training for a marathon or are extremely underweight, a scale with smartphone connectivity that notes a number of different physical characteristics is convenient for improving their health. There are also plenty of health-conscious people who love the idea of keeping personal health information handy in an organized and accessible way – and scales that sync with smartphones do just that. That would be me!

The Weight Guru connected bathroom scale can be used by every member of the family with detailed results. The scale has data memory storage for multiple users and will let you track several different pieces of information, such as: weight, BMI, body fat, muscle mass, body water and bone mass.

The Weight Guru scale is an incredible weight loss tool. Here are a few reasons why:

Accurate Measurements: Four high quality strain gauge sensors and high precision electronics ensure trustworthy measurements every time.

Easy-to-Read Display: An extra-large LCD (3.25″) with large numbers and a bright blue backlight make this an easy to read screen in any lighting condition

Health Metric Analysis: Measure weight, Body Mass Index, plus 4 health indicators: lean mass, body fat, water weight, and bone mass.

Optional Smart Phone Tracking: Sync measurements automatically to your smartphone using Bluetooth Smart Technology.

It’s amazing where technology has taken us. You can now stand on a bathroom scale and all of the collected information zooms off to your smartphone, computer or tablet. You can track your weight-loss or bodybuilding progress and set goals on your device. For you and for your health, the Weight Guru smart scale may just be the answer you have been seeking.


Surpahs Shiny Small Lightweight Digital Bathroom Scale

Price & Availability: $29.98, amazon.com


The Surpahs Digital Scale does what a scale should do without any superfluous features.

At 11″ x 9.6″ x 0.9″, this small, sleek, lovely designed scale with 0.2″ (6mm) thickness, more pure & higher tempered glass weighing platform, it’s wide enough to plant both your feet, but won’t take up too much bathroom floor real estate. The G-Sensor patent-pending technology embded in 4 TPU skidproof stands support more stable and accurate measurement from 11 lb to 330 lb.

The 2.3″ (59mm) diameter big round shiny LCD screen display’s digits are large enough to read clearly over the blue backlight, which makes it easy reading in the dark. It’s also an instant-read scale, which means no tapping to calibrate; smart gravity point detect and auto-calibrate. New “Sense-ON” patent-pending technology gets instant readings when you step on the scale. The Surpahs scale auto identifies up to 4 pre-set users, provides accurate body weight measurement and Body Mass Index (BMI).

Powered by 4 AAA 1.5v batteries gives a long last standby time, so no need to worry about solar exposure or seeking out hard-to-find watch batteries.

At under $30 on amazon.com, it’s not the cheapest model you can buy, but the extra cash will get you a reliable scale that’ll last years.